Freedom of Information Request

Private Rented Sector

Received: 2 December 2022

This Freedom of Information request is for the attention of the department that oversees the private rented sector and enforcement.

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has written to all councils in England following the tragic death of Awaab Ishak to enquire about activity taken over the last three years to address damp and mould hazards in the private rented sector. This includes specific activity covering the amount and nature of remediation and enforcement activity, civil penalty notices and prosecutions. The full letter can be found here:

We understand that a further correspondence was sent out by the Department dated 25th November, requesting an initial response to be sent to them by 30th November 2022 from all local authorities.

The NRLA therefore requests a copy of this initial response sent by this local authority to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Outcome / Documents

  • 8775481 Attachment_Redacted - application/pdf - Download
  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download